Pakistan Do Not Need Military Coup
The nation of Pakistan has long-cum-lamentable history of repeated military coups. We have been deprived of the real essence of democracy.
“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people for the people”
The famous quote has been a very hard thing for Pakistani people to understand because of the repeated events which caused a major setback to the country in its entire. It hurt the economy of the nation and also sent an unequivocally detestable gesture to the international community that the country and its politicians had failed to come up to the expectations of the masses.
The crux of the matter is to investigate whether a coup brings, what the nation expects or the contrary to it.
History has a way of repeating itself and by keeping this in mind, we must also take into account the aftermath of the recent coup staged in Guinea where the repressiveness of Conté’s government resulted in a coup soon after his death and the people took a sigh of relief and welcomed coup as the respite. But it was not late when their hopes were badly dashed by the military. Incidents of arrests, detention, and especially restrictions on citizen’s political rights, were reported. Elevated violence against those participating in anti-government protests resulted in international condemnation and ended with sanctions. This event highlights the possibility that coups can have damaging consequences for citizens beyond regime change.
Moreover coups in past had proved to be uncalled for, for the nation which have resulted in deadly civil Algeria (1991–1999) and Rwanda (1994).
Though Pakistan has no dictator looming over it but the aftermath of the recent-past coups can be taken as a cautionary tale to refrain from any action by the Media or the Politician which ends with a military coup.
Need of the hour is ponder upon the fact that no country has ever developed on fast pace under the military coup and it most likely to expose citizens to higher levels of repression, so the future of Pakistan lies in educating the youth that consistency of democracy and repeated elections is the mere remedy for country to get rid of the problems the country is facing currently.